File No. 861.00/3258

The Consul General at Irkutsk ( Harris ) to the Secretary of State 1

[Telegram]

197. It is possible that Czech and Siberian troops at Ekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk fronts will refuse to recognize Kolchak as dictator of all-Russian government. Soldiers apparently feel that Kolchak is supported by reactionary elements who wish the restoration of the monarchy. General impression here is that Kolchak’s step is premature and that he will not last long.

French Ambassador [Commissioner] Regnault and Japanese Consul G[eneral] Sato of Harbin at present in Omsk.

Harris
  1. Sent via the Legation in China.